killer T cell

noun

Definition of killer T cell

: a T cell that functions in cell-mediated immunity by destroying a cell (such as one infected with a virus) having specific antigenic molecules on its surface

called also cytotoxic T cell

First Known Use of killer T cell

1975, in the meaning defined above

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“Killer T cell.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/killer%20T%20cell. Accessed 26 Feb. 2020.

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